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The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

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The eccentric members of a dysfunctional family reluctantly gather under the same roof for various reasons.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Royal Tenenbaum
... Etheline Tenenbaum
... Chas Tenenbaum
... Margot Tenenbaum
... Richie Tenenbaum
... Eli Cash
... Raleigh St. Clair
... Henry Sherman
... Dusty
... Pagoda
... Narrator (voice)
... Ari Tenenbaum
... Uzi Tenenbaum
Aram Aslanian-Persico ... Young Chas Tenenbaum
... Young Margot Tenenbaum (as Irene Gorovaia)
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Storyline

Three grown prodigies, all with a unique genius of some kind, and their mother are staying at the family household. Their father, Royal had left them long ago, and comes back to make things right with his family. Written by MonkeyKingMA

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Family Isn't A Word... It's A Sentence. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for some language, sexuality/nudity and drug content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

4 January 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Los excéntricos Tenenbaums  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$21,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$276,981, 16 December 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$52,364,010

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,077,240
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The ship "Queen Helena", on which Richie travels back home (seen in the background of the scene at the Royal Arctic Lines terminal where he meets Margot), is really the famous liner Queen Elizabeth 2 (or QE2). See more »

Goofs

When Margot and Royal are watching the Peter Bradley Show together in Ritchie's room, the door to the hallway is clearly open. However, when Ritchie enters the room from the hallway, he has to open the (now fully closed) door. See more »

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[first lines]
Narrator: Royal Tenenbaum bought the house on Archer Avenue in the winter of his 35th year. Over the next decade, he and his wife had three children, and then they separated.
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The film title first appears on a library book being checked out, then several of the books are seen, and finally the book cover becomes a title card. See more »

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References Magnolia (1999) See more »

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Judy Is A Punk
Written by Dee Dee Ramone (as Douglas Colvin), Johnny Ramone (as John Cummings), Tommy Ramone (as Thomas Erdelyi), and Joey Ramone (as Jeff Hyman)
Published by W8 Music Corp. o/b/o itself, Bleu Disque Music Co., Inc and Taco Tunes, Inc.
Performed by Ramones
Courtesy of Sire Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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hilariously freaky, yet heartrendingly poignant
6 September 2004 | by See all my reviews

I've watched The Royal Tennenbaums 3 times so far and just ordered the DVD. How can you beat the cast, the plot, and the humanity of this film?

I dare you to find a better cast than Gene Hackman, Angelica Huston, Danny Glover, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Gwyneth Paltrow, and the rest of the crew.

The chemistry between them works magic on the screen.

Without giving away too much of the plot, it revolves around the family of Royal Tennenbaum, a lovable rascal whose family hasn't forgiven him for transgressions of the past. When his estranged wife decides she may want to remarry, the games begin -- and oh what fun games they are. You have to laugh.

Emotionally speaking, you will feel like you're riding a roller-coaster with no dead space. If you are into quirky characters, intelligent humor, and aren't afraid to stare painful aspects of human nature eye to eye, you will love The Royal Tennenbaums.


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